Where the Internet Took Us

In these contentious political times, it’s nice to see when the two sides can play nice and have a little fun with an internet meme almost as old as the internet itself.  According to Yahoo News, Rep. Jefferson Smith (D) convinced a bipartisan group of his colleagues in the Oregon State House to join him in reciting, piece by piece, the entire song “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley in speeches during a special legislative session in February 2010 – i.e. rickrolling the rest of the members of the House.  Since Oregon law requires that legislative proceedings be videotaped, the entire spectacle was secretly captured on tape.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: